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    • ISBN:9781472120243
    • Publication date:22 Oct 2015

The Social Brain

How Diversity Made The Modern Mind

By Richard Crisp

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A popular psychology title from a respected social psychologist that argues how diversity has been important throughout the development of civilisation and why it is vital for our future.

Is conflict caused by an inherently hostile human nature? Are efforts to promote peaceful co-existence fated to fail? Is the story of human history destined to play out a clash of civilizations?

These are the questions framing contemporary debate over diversity, immigration and multiculturalism. The Social Brain provides an entirely new psychological perspective on this debate. It argues that diversity is critical to our very survival as a species; that contact with different cultures was, and is, the essential element that fuels our creativity, innovation and growth. It asserts that diversity was the key to our intellectual evolution and will be integral to helping us tackle the most pressing social, political and economic concerns of our time.

The Social Brain ties the origins of the modern mind to the evolution of human society, and provides an entirely new insight into how we can harness the ingenuity and invention that reside within us all.

Biographical Notes

With a prolific academic record and the discipline's highest accolades and awards, Richard Crisp is established as one of the UK's most dynamic, distinctive, and distinguished behavioural scientists. As Professor of Psychology at Durham University, his scientific contributions have provided new insights into how society shapes our behaviour, beliefs, attitudes, and values. He is the author of several books, including the introductory textbook Essential Social Psychology, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

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  • ISBN: 9781472120236
  • Publication date: 22 Oct 2015
  • Page count: 192
  • Imprint: Robinson
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